The East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender exists to provide the citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish with high quality, client-focused legal representation in the 19th Judicial District’s criminal and juvenile justice system. Our mission is to create a client-centered, community oriented defender office founded on the pursuit of equal justice and zealous representation for the indigent community of Baton Rouge.
OPDBR is committed to:
- Delivering high quality legal representation and services to those adults, children, and families supported by our office.
- Providing zealous and effective representation for our clients at all stages of the criminal process.
- Promoting and protecting the best interests of the client by creating an office focused on professionalism and adherence to the ethical standards of the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct.